Actively promoting safety within the marine sector of the offshore energy industry

The Marine Safety Forum is primarily focused on actively promoting safety within the marine sector of the offshore energy industry.

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High Levels of H2S Detected in Bilge Tank

Dangerously high levels of Hydrogen Sulphide detected during a routine transfer of bilge water on a members vessel.

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Foreign Object in Eye

Seafarer hospitalised to remove foreign object from eye after insufficient assessment of safety eyewear requirement

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Crankcase Failure

Crankcase failure leads to two small fires but good practice in place prevented any secondary damage.  

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LTI – Fall from Height

Serious injury when a crew member fell through an unguarded/unprotected opening.

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Recent News & Events

MSF Seasons Greetings 2021


From everyone at the MSF, we would like to thank you for your continued support and contributions during what has been another year where we have all had to continually adapt the way we live and work. With your support…

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Mental Health & Wellbeing Resource Information


New resource information on the topic of Mental Health & Wellbeing is now available on the resources section of our website. The MSF Health & Wellbeing document sets out to inform the reader of what mental health is, what…

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GOMO Chapter Revision


To all GOMO users and subscribers, General update: The review of GOMO is ongoing and in order to simplify this process and subsequent release plan we have made the document available as separate chapter and appendix downloads as well as…

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Actively promoting safety within the marine sector of the offshore energy industry.


Delivering Quality Potable…

Revision 3 of the potable water guidelines now available following a cross industry workgroup review.…

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Latest revision of the MSF template for pre hire inspection of PSVs and AHTs

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ERRV Pre-Hire Inspection…

ERRV Pre-Hire Inspection template Rev 2.0 Dec 2020   Latest revision of the MSF template…

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The Carriage of…

The Marine Safety Forum in conjunction with the Oil Companies International Marine Forum published the…

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Marine Responsible Person

The first edition of the "Marine Responsible Person" guideline document as part of the 500…

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Delivering Quality Bulk…

Guidelines for the delivery of quality bulk marine gasoil to offshore locations.

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Guard Vessel Inspection

Please note the following updates to the Guard Vessel Pre- Hire Inspection template 2.2 Additional…

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A Standard global approach to encourage good practice and safe vessel operations in the offshore energy sector.

The International Guidelines for Offshore Marine Operations (GOMO) document was officially launched in the UK on the 11th November 2013 and in Norway on 1st June 2014 and was the product of the GOMO work group – details of which are contained within the document.

Full details can be found on the GOMO website

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